Taqueria Valle De Bravo is located between 290E and 183 on Cameron Road in Northeast Austin. It is tucked away in a very unassuming strip mall on the West side of the street and is located right next to F & F Fruit Cups (we'll get to them later). The inside of Valle De Bravo is exactly what you hope to find in a out-of-the-way strip mall Taqueria. Clean, spacious tables, attentive waitstaff, Telenovelas on a TV in the Corner, and two table salsas, preferably in squirt bottles. What you don't expect to find are the amazing chips and refried beans topped with crumbled cotija cheese that are brought to the table when you arrive...and the best part is they are free! Any restaurant that understands the importance of starting the meal off right is destined for greatness, or at least goodness, and Valle De Bravo totally delivers.
Chips w/Beans & Cotija Cheese
VDB offers some of the most generous portions for lunch in Austin. The enchilada plates come with 5 tasty rolled enchiladas, 5! The tostada plate has 4 tostadas, the combo plate is amazing and comes with a crispy taco, an enchilada, a tostada, and a sope. I chose the combo plate on this trip and as with the past two trips here, it was excellent. All the items were fresh, made-to-order and made even better when you top them off with the green (ground jalapenos, cream, and spices) or the red table salsas. The sope, enchilada, and tostada are all topped with crema fresca, the ever-present cotija cheese, and thinly shredded lettuce. (The combo plate is also offered as a lunch special on Wednesdays)
#29 - The Combo Plate
Head on over and let us know what you think and don't forget to save room for the Fruit Cups next door at F & F. They are off the chain! Tons of fresh fruit stacked up in a cup and they top it all off with gobs of tangy chili salt (trust me). They also have fruit smoothies, fruit trays for parties and fruit cups galore!
Taqueria Valle De Bravo - 4 stars - jarod